Cement and Concrete standards

Cement and concrete standards are used in the evaluation and testing of concrete, cement, and aggregates. Concrete can have different properties depending upon the mixture that is used in creating it, which contains cement, chemical admixtures, and aggregates. These ingredients are mixed with water to create concrete which is used as a primary construction material in buildings. These cement and concrete standards allow laboratories all over the world to test and evaluate concrete mixtures to ensure their strength and safety. These standards help to identify the various properties of concrete including strength, elasticity, hardness, and workability.

The Australian standards can be found below:

  • AS 1012.2:2014 Method 2 Preparing concrete mixes in the laboratory

  • AS 1012.3.1:2014 Determination of properties related to the consistency of concrete—Slump test

  • AS 1012.9:2014 Method 9: Compressive strength tests —Concrete, mortar and grout specimens

  • AS 1141.11.1:2009: Methods for sampling and testing aggregates - Particle size distribution - Sieving method

The ASTM standards can be found below:

  • ASTM C39 / C39M - 18: Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

  • ASTM C136 / C136M - 14: Standard Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

  • ASTM C143 / C143M - 15a: Standard Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

  • ASTM C172 / C172M - 17: Standard Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete